[lahy-uh-bil-i-tee] /ˌlaɪ əˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun, plural liabilities.
His lack of education is his biggest liability.
Also, liableness. the state or quality of being liable:
liability to disease.
noun (pl) -ties
the state of being liable
a financial obligation
a hindrance or disadvantage
likelihood or probability
1790, originally a term in law; “condition of being legally liable;” see liable + -ity. General sense is from 1809; meaning “thing for which one is liable” is first attested 1842. Related: Liabilities.
An obligation or debt.
[lahy-uh-buh l] /ˈlaɪ ə bəl/ adjective 1. legally responsible: You are liable for the damage caused by your action. 2. subject or susceptible: to be liable to heart disease. 3. likely or apt: He’s liable to get angry. /ˈlaɪəbəl/ adjective (postpositive) 1. legally obliged or responsible; answerable 2. susceptible or exposed; subject 3. probable, likely, […]
[lib-er-uh-liz-uh m, lib-ruh-] /ˈlɪb ər əˌlɪz əm, ˈlɪb rə-/ noun 1. the quality or state of being , as in behavior or attitude. 2. a political or social philosophy advocating the freedom of the individual, parliamentary systems of government, nonviolent modification of political, social, or economic institutions to assure unrestricted development in all spheres of […]
[non lahy-sit] /ˈnɒn ˈlaɪ sɪt/ noun, Law. 1. it is not permitted or lawful. /ˈnɒn ˈlaɪsɪt/ adjective 1. not permitted; unlawful
[non-lahyf] /nɒnˈlaɪf/ noun 1. lack or absence of .